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How can I disable Firefox asking me to confirm a resend when I hit BACK button?

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When I hit the back key after doing a search and clicking on a result, Firefox usually, but not always, asks me to confirm resending before taking me back. This is very annoying. I can't find any option to disable this.

Is there some way to disable this, or can I suggest it as an enhancement? When I click on BACK, I just want it to go back without prompting me to confirm it.

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You get an alert about resending POST data if you go back to a page that was previously requested from the server by submitting form data via a POST form.

The only way that Firefox can make sure to get the same page is by resending that POST form.

Firefox doesn't know what that form data means, so Firefox asks for confirmation before resending that form data as such an action can cause you to repeat an action and buy another item or post a message another time.

The only way to prevent that pop-up is not to use the Back button, but to open links from a page that was requested from a server by sending a POST form in a new tab (window) with a middle-click or a Ctrl + left-click.

Then you can close that tab or window to go back.

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If this doesn't get solved soon, I am leaving Firefox. Usually I have to close Firefox and reopen it to get back to the Internet. I really don't need the aggravation.

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See ya, we'll keep a light on for you.

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In url: about:config find: browser.sessionstore.postdata change: 0 to 1

Got this from a buddy, been working fine so far. OS: Ubuntu 10.04 Browser: FF 3.6.18